Lake Forest Reads: Ragdale Film Screening, “The Magnificent Seven”
Part of the city-wide reading program “Lake Forest Reads: Ragdale 2014,” join us for a screening of The Magnificent Seven in McCormick Auditorium, with introduction/discussion from Professor of Philosophy Janet McCracken.
This film serves as the inspiration for Into the Beautiful North’s main character, Nayeli. On a pilgrimage north, she and her friends search for their own “Siete Magnificos” to repopulate their town and help protect it from bandits. Free and open to the public.
Presented by the Lake Forest Library, this program encourages the Lake Forest community to read one book by a writer affiliated with Ragdale, the artists’ residency that has supported emerging and best-selling authors and their creative process for over 35 years.
Based on the “One City, One Book” program, which takes place in over 70 communities nationwide, the program’s mission is to foster literacy, a culture of reading, and a sense of community.
The 2014 selection is Into the Beautiful North (2009) by Chicago author Luis Alberto Urrea. This book was chosen after careful consideration by an advisory committee including representatives of the Lake Forest Library, Friends of Lake Forest Library, Lake Forest College, Dickinson Hall, Ragdale, and the wider community.